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Boonsboro OKs parking ordinance

January 07, 2013

BOONSBORO — By a 3-0 vote Monday night, the Boonsboro Town Council approved an ordinance that places limitations on the parking of recreational vehicles and large trailers along public streets and alleys.

The measure was taken to address public safety on streets, mostly to maintain adequate site distances for motorists, Town Planner Megan Clark said.

According to the ordinance, no person may park a recreational vehicle or trailer on any public street, alley or public property in the town for more than 24 hours.

Additionally, it orders that no commercial trucks, tractors, trailers or semitrailers weighing more than 26,000 pounds or requiring a Class B license be parked on any street for longer than four hours, unless the owner or operator is working on-site with the vehicle.

A violation of the ordinance is declared a municipal infraction and is subject to punishment. The ordinance will go into effect Jan. 27, Clark said.

Councilman Sean Haardt was present but did not vote on the ordinance.

Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman and Councilwoman Cynthia Kauffman were absent from Monday’s meeting.

— C.J. Lovelace

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